Bump Stock Ban Introduced in Iowa House

HF 2075 was introduced into the Iowa House by Rep. Anderson of Polk, Rep. Staed of Linn, Rep. Stockman of Cerro Gordo, Rep. Lensing of Johnson, Re. Meyer of Polk, Rep. Kurth of Scott, Rep. Thede, Rep. H Miller of Webster, Rep. Hunter of Polk, and Rep. Mascher of Johnson.

This bill would make the possession of a bump stock a Class “D” Felony and punishable for up to 5 years in prison and up to a $7500 fine.

Iowa Firearms Coalition opposes regulations on bump stocks and any other form of gun control. Iowa Firearms Coalition is the only firearm organization registered against this bill.

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The Representatives sponsoring this bill can be reached at:

Rep. Anderson: marti.anderson@legis.iowa.gov

Rep. Staed: art.staed@legis.iowa.gov

Rep. Steckman: sharon.steckman@legis.iowa.gov

Rep. Lensing: vicki.lensing@legis.iowa.gov

Rep. Meyer: helen.miller@legis.iowa.gov

Rep. Kurth: Monica.Kurth@legis.iowa.gov

Rep. Thede phyllis.thede@legis.iowa.gov

Rep. H Miller: Phil.Miller@legis.iowa.gov

Rep. Hunter: bruce.hunter@legis.iowa.gov

Rep. Mascher: mary.mascher@legis.iowa.gov

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  1. Nate says:

    I AM curious to know why this is necessary in your mind. A true bump stock (i.e. Slidefire) in slow motion you would see that it is still one bullet per trigger pull. A transference of kinetic energy nothing more. It just happens faster the the human eye can see it.

    An reaction due to F.E.A.R. (fear of events appearing real) is unworthy of you. Please shut this down.

  2. James Byrd says:

    While I personally have no desire to own a bump stock, I’m not sure that they should be outright banned. I believe the ATF got the ruling right under the Obama administration when they determined that these devices do not convert a semi auto firearm into a machine gun, and therefore should not be regulated like one. Bump fire can be accomplished in other ways that do not require a bump stock, so making criminals out of law abiding citizens who own them accomplishes nothing. Banning them is a knee jerk, feel good, political reaction to an unfortunate and terrible tragedy. No new gun control laws will stop evil people.

  3. Vanessia Oden says:

    The rush to ban bump stocks in light of the Las Vegas shooting is unconstitutional. While I can understand the temptation to “do something” in response to these mass shootings, the investigation into the Vega shooting is not yet complete. While bump stocks were present in the shooter’s hotel room, they may have caused some of the firearms to jam, as seems to be the visible evidence found by law enforcement.

    The Obama Administration was correct, when in 2010, it determined that bump stocks did not convert semi-autos into fully automatic firearms. Nowhere does federal law give the ATF the general authority to regulate the safety of firearms, accessories, or parts. This is important, because, if federal law did this, then it could administratively ban semi-automatics, or handguns or all guns. Constitutionally, the Second Amendment says the right of the people to keep and bear arms, “shall not be infringed.” Our rights are not privileges from the government that can be revoked or regulated at will. Regulating or banning bump stocks would serve as an unconstitutional infringement.

  4. Donald Horneff says:

    Absolute NO vote on this.

  5. frank janaszak says:

    why are you so on gun control there has not been a mass shooting in iowa so why do we need this as a law. what other state is doing this ? the feds are the ones that are looking into this if they think it is bad they will do it.

  6. Jeff harsch says:

    Absolute NO vote on this…

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